Tuesday, June 23, 2009

General Mike Loh: Funding alternative engines for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter a waste of federal dollars

General Mike Loh writes in today's Fort Worth Star Telegram:

President Barack Obama singled out the alternate engine for the F-35 as an example of wasteful spending last month, but advocates are pushing their supporters to continue the funding. As a former commander of the Air Force’s aircraft and engine acquisition center and its largest operational command, I know that the president and secretary of defense got it right. The military services will incur significantly higher costs, and get fewer aircraft, if the alternate engine for the F-35 program continues.

Read the full column here.

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